Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Convergence N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pathways for America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A NC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villages of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,165,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Convergence N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
EARN Inc San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pathways for America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villages of San Mateo County San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wreaths Across America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,165,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Leadership Group CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Lawfare Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Veggielution CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Lloyd EcoDistrict OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Watts of Love IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
L A Works Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,266,670

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Convergence United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
EARN Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pathways for America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villages of San Mateo County United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,165,300

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13110 records found.